Tom Williams 3:36am Radamel Falcao made his debut as Manchester United belatedly kickstarted their season with a breezy 4-0 win at home to Queens Park Rangers in the English Premier League.
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10:57am Melbourne City has strengthened its midfield for the upcoming season with the signing of Erik Paartalu.
CHRIS DUTTON 12:19am Tuggeranong's team of tradies, public servants and students are getting ready for the biggest game of their lives.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT 6:49pm For all the feel-good stories about the Western Sydney Wanderers, goalkeeper Ante Covic acknowledges the club needs something to show for it, starting with the biggest prize in Asian football.
12:48pm Manuel Pellegrini accuses referee Mark Clattenburg of costing his side victory following a 2-2 draw away to Arsenal.
Clare Lovell Diego Costa left the Stamford Bridge pitch to exultant cheers after a hat-trick against Swansea City on Saturday highlighted a breathless start to a Chelsea career for a team that has been designed around him.
Goals from Carlos Tevez and Claudio Marchisio gave champions Juventus their second straight win of the Serie A season with a 2-0 victory over Udinese on Saturday.
Mark Rodden Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery scored in his first game this season as the champions moved joint top of the Bundesliga on Saturday, while Shinji Kagawa also enjoyed a goalscoring return as Borussia Dortmund saw off Freiburg.
Iain Rogers Real Madrid's early-season woes deepened when they lost 2-1 at home to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday, while substitute Neymar struck twice in Barcelona's 2-0 win against visiting Athletic Bilbao.
Toby Davis Diego Costa continued his stunning start to life at Chelsea with a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Swansea City on Saturday while champions Manchester City were staring up the table after snatching a 2-2 draw at Arsenal.
Martin Demichelis scores an 83rd-minute equaliser as champions Manchester City hold Arsenal to a 2-2 draw.
CHRIS DUTTON Before he died suddenly three weeks ago, Mick Munster would have told his two sons to pick up their bottom lips, pull their fingers out and prepare for the biggest game of their lives.
Chris Bascombe Brendan Rodgers says he will protect Raheem Sterling from burnout to ensure his career is not curtailed in the manner of Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.
HENRY WINTER The QPR midfielder explains how jail, philosophy and his son's birth have altered his outlook on soccer and life.
Mark Ogden Louis van Gaal claims he can mould Manchester United's newly assembled stars into title winners this season after insisting it would be "easy" to select his best XI from a squad of expensive signings.
Jeremy Wilson 6-3, 5-1, 6-0. They are a series of scores which have more in common with the culmination of a routine Roger Federer first rounder at Wimbledon than the Premier League. Yet these are Arsenal's results last season against the country's top three clubs (Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea) in matches that kicked off at 12.45pm.
DOMINIC BOSSI Supporting Australian domestic football is no longer a dirty little secret. Wearing your local football team's jersey around town is no longer seen as a bold statement, rather part of a growing trend. It has been 10 years since the A-League was declared and as the club game approaches its first decade of full-time professionalism, the move into the mainstream of the Australian sporting consciousness has changed the way game is perceived.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT A whole decade might have passed since Sydney Olympic played at the elite level of Australian football but don’t think the two-time national champions remain sated by past glories.
Angela Habashy Competition will be fierce in the W-League this season with World Cup spots on the line ahead of next year's showpiece in Canada.
Jeremy Wilson and Mark Ogden Louis van Gaal has defended his decision to sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal by claiming the England forward failed to take the chance to save his Manchester United career.
A footballer has been assaulted by hooligans and stripped of his shirt and shorts during a match in Argentina.
Manchester United have told Louis van Gaal they expect a top-three Premier League finish this season after forecasting an unprecedented 10 per cent fall in revenues following their failure to qualify for Europe under David Moyes.
Laine Clark Brisbane Roar import Mensur Kurtishi will get a full 90 minute hit-out as part of a unique pre-season doubleheader on Friday night.
The Socceroos will have one final hit-out before next year's Asian Cup when they face Japan in Osaka on November 18.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT The Socceroos will round off their preparations for January's Asian Cup with a friendly on November 18 against arch-rivals Japan, the same team many are expecting they'll face in the final of the tournament itself.
LIAM MANNIX Melbourne Victory signs versatile Macedonian international full-back Daniel Georgievski.
Melbourne Victory have signed Australian-born Macdeonian international Daniel Georgievski on a one-year A-League deal.
LEE GASKIN Canberra United goalkeeper Chantel Jones faces the big ask of taking over from Matildas shot-stopper Lydia Williams.
LEE GASKIN Canberra United aiming to make up for the disappointment of last season and win the W-League championship.
Ryan Giggs has moved to reassure Manchester United fans that the club's commitment to youth development remains intact.
Manchester United's transfer window spending spree can help restore their attacking flair and spark a renewed challenge for a Champions League spot, according to their former England player Paul Scholes.
Despite their on-pitch travails last season, Manchester United on Wednesday announced a 19 percent rise in annual revenue to a record £433.2 million ($A790.73 million).
Barcelona's Uruguay forward Luis Suarez can make his debut in the La Liga 'Clasico' at Real Madrid on Oct. 25, the day after a FIFA ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup ends, the club said on Wednesday.
Tottenham Hotspur are "highly unlikely" to move into a new stadium for the start of the 2017-18 season because of a High Court challenge, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
Mike Collett Between 60 and 80 countries have reported allegations of match-fixing for each of the last three years, the head of the Interpol-FIFA initiative set up to fight the crime said on Wednesday.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT The most protracted tug-of-war of the A-League off-season is set to come to an end with the Central Coast Mariners reluctantly conceding in their fight to keep want-away star Michael McGlinchey.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Football Federation Australia has announced it will introduce two extra officials for the remainder of the FFA Cup, a trial that could see the system ultimately implemented into the A-League.
Angela Habashy Western Sydney are likely to be kicked out of their home of Parramatta Stadium and moved to a bigger venue if they progress to the Asian Champions League final.
Angela Habashy Parramatta Stadium is likely to be ruled out as a venue should the Wanderers advance to the Asian Champions League final.
English Premier League club Queens Park Rangers have been told they risk being refused entry back into the second-tier English Championship if they refuse to pay an anticipated fine for breaching financial fair play rules.